By: James Silverwolfe
Minnie Driver and Machine Gun Kelly have joined the cast of BLACKBIRD alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker and Danny Glover. The story follows a young, grammy-winning artist, Noni, (Mbatha-Raw) who contemplates suicide under the stress of fame, until she falls for a police officer (Parker) who saves her life. Driver will play Noni’s mother/manager and Kelly will play a rapper named Kid Culprit, who collaborates with Noni.
Gina Prince-Bythewood will direct from her own script as well as produce alongside Stephanie Allain, Reggie Rock Bythewood and Amar’e Stoudemire.
Driver was last seen in this year’s “I Give It a Year” and will next appear in “Stage Fright.”
Driver and Kelly are repped by UTA and ICM respectively.